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Divorce Counseling Fountain CO

Regardless of whether children grow up in one home or two, parents provide a model for conducting important relationships. Part of every important relationship is mutual respect, civilized interaction, problem solving and conflict resolution, compromise, appreciation and gratitude, patience and forgiveness. Read on for more.

Mr. David Petersen
David Petersen, MSW, MHA (LLC)
(719) 332-6767
10 Boulder Crescent, Ste 101F
Colorado Springs, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LAC
Licensed in Colorado
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Runaways, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Immigration/Newcomer
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Barbara Ray
(719) 210-4658
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Bonney Knobel
(719) 659-3057
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Earl H. Friesen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(719) 471-1225
10 Boulder Crescent, Suite 102F
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching
Gender
Male
Education
Masters degree from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Undergraduate degree is from CA State University at Fullerton, majoring in Psychology. Education is an ongoing process for me, as I am always learning.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
LIFE SKILLS PLUS, INC.

Serendipity Counseling
(719) 659-4677
620 S. Cascade St Ste 101
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes

Candice Johnson
(719) 391-3415
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dallas Henslee, MA, LPC, NCC
(719) 332-9765
245 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree (Texas Woman's University); Master of Arts Degree in Counseling (Colorado Christian University); Continuing Education pursued primarily through PESI and Cross Country Education
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Windows of Hope

Wanetta Hughes-Bise
(719) 233-4020
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Janice Black Msw Lsw
(719) 428-4339
The Parenting Center524 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Divorce
Qualification
School: San Diego State Univ. & Univ. of Calif. Riverside
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $60
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Operation TBI Freedom

Maureen McLaughlin
(719) 329-1900
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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11 Quick Questions about Divorce

11 Quick Questions About Divorce


1. How does the quality of one's relationship with their ex-spouse influence the psychological adjustment of their children?

Regardless of whether children grow up in one home or two, parents provide a model for conducting important relationships. Part of every important relationship is mutual respect, civilized interaction, problem solving and conflict resolution, compromise, appreciation and gratitude, patience and forgiveness. When parents model angry, selfish and bitter interaction with one another, their children learn that these disrespectful behaviors are the protocol for how people should be treated. It is no wonder that children from high conflict divorce have a higher incidence of failed relationships later in life. I believe this is why.

2. You write, "Smart parenting is all about trading the momentary relief of venting anger and frustration at your co-parent for the benefit of raising healthier, more productive, and less stressed children." How can a parent deal with their anger in a healthy way that does not cause more pain to their children?
Break a clay pot, scream into a pillow, make a voodoo doll out of modeling clay. Do what ever you want (as long as it is legal and outside of your children's presence) but do not expose your children to toxic emotion. Oh yes, and read my book.

3. How can a person de-escalate the conflict between themselves and their ex-spouse?

It takes two people to fight. The key to de-scalation is ignoring insult and offering reasonable compromises. This takes practice because often, in poor co-parenting relationships people cannot resist the urge to fight fire with fire. Actually to continue the imagery, it is best to fight fire with water. Parents often ask, "Why shoud I give the co-parent what he/she wants?" The answer to this is "because when you can, and when it doesn't much matter one way or the other (i.e. an extra few minutes here and there) the reduction in conflict benefits the kids."

4. What is the "package" that can make a difference in the quality of communication between the ex-spouses?

Resist the urge to "dig" or "poke" with sarcasm and direct insults. Understand that if you hate the co-parent, it is more difficult to love the part of your child that came from the co-parent. Take relief in the fact that any communication you have with the co-parent has a beginning and an end (at least for the moment) and when the contact is over you don't have to go back home and sleep with them.

5. Can you share with us some practical tips for negotiating with a former spouse who is a jerk?
Again, realize that giving in on minor issues is not a sign of personal weakness; on the contrary it is s sign of strength. Understand that what makes people as difficult as they are is that they "enjoy the fight." Fighting, bickering and nitpicking is feeding a part of them that they enjoy -- and that most likely y...

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